Water activity

Hamburg: Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: Harbor Cruise

From £10.30 per person

Enjoy an exciting harbor cruise and explore the city of Hamburg from the water. Learn interesting facts as you cruise past the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the busy container terminals.

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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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German, English, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese
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  • Learn about one of the largest ports in Europe
  • Pass through locks and travel right into the heart of the harbor
  • Enjoy Hamburg's skyline from the water during the day
Full description
Explore one of the biggest and most significant ports in the world by boat. Lean back and enjoy the view of the passing landscape as you learn about the fascinating stories of Hamburg and its historic port. If the water levels allow it, you’ll go through the picturesque warehouse district or Speicherstadt, which is a recognized UNESCO world heritage site. Admire its narrow waterways and intricate canals. Discover the modern HafenCity quarter, a growing center of novel architecture and public spaces on the River Elbe. Sail past the Cruise Center, a modern terminal, and see Hamburg busy's container terminals and locks, Along the journey, hear entertaining stories and interesting facts about the city, its port, and the amazing number of incoming and outgoing vessels every day. Learn all about the importance of this bustling port, not just for the city of Hamburg but for the entire world's trade. Experience this gateway to the world up-close onboard a ship.
  • Access to St. Pauli Piers
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise

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      Departure: Our boats are located at the Pontonanlage in the Binnenhafen on the streets Kajen and Hohe Brücke, opposite the Miniatur Wunderland in the Speicherstadt. You reach the pontoon from the bridge Kehrwiedersteg. Parking for cars and buses are available. The nearest metro station is Baumwall with the U3 line.

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      • The route is dependent on water levels. It is not possible to cruise through narrow waterways when the water levels are too high or low.
      Customer reviews

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      4.6 /5

      based on 4248 reviews

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      Had booked a trip for 13:30. That was very easy to find and easy to get to. Mine can easily take a stroller with me. The tour was small but nice and if you have a three year old with you, an hour of boating is also suitable. We only paid 12 of yours for two adults and wanted to show the little one how great boating can be. I can only recommend it!

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      8 October 2020

      Very well organized, the captain told a lot of interesting things during the trip. he was there with body and soul. The ship was almost full. Everyone had to wear a mask, but that was still acceptable.

      17 August 2020

      The boat was well maintained but average. The captain (who was also our guide) was able to shine with expertise and enthusiasm for the port of Hamburg. We have a lot of interesting facts to take with you. It was a wonderful ride.

      26 January 2020

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      Product ID: 253532

      VA ID: 397247